The National, Monday 13th May 2013
ENGA Governor Peter Ipatas trusts the churches’ ability to deliver what his government intends to achieve in education and so has given them three schools to run.
He told those gathered to witness the presentation of K250,000 to Four Square Secondary School in Wapenamanda, Enga, to assist in developing more learning facilities that the ongoing partnership between government and churches in delivery of services and development must be promoted at all costs.
He said he did not regret giving away three learning institutions – Kopen Secondary School, Surunki and Kompiam High Schools – and several primary schools to the Catholic, Gutnius Lutheran and Baptist churches to run because he trusted their track records on delivering quality education.
“My government has wholly built those three schools and gave them away to the churches to run because I trust them and their ability to deliver what my government intends to achieve in education,” he said.
He said the people of PNG must give some time to say thank you to the churches for their outstanding contribution towards the growth of the country, particularly through health and education services.
“While going into partnership with other relevant organisations in delivery of service and development, the churches must still be given the recognition for their ability to contribute effectively to the advancement of our nation,” he said.
He also presented two 25-seater buses to Enga Teachers College and IBS (Institute of Business Studies) Enga Campus as his part of his government’s commitment on assisting the two institutions towards delivering quality education.